Merida

Overall Score

3.3

The city of Merida occupies a part of the state of South Carthage and is its capital. It also serves as the administrative center of the same municipality. Mérida is known as the largest community in terms of population in South Carthage. Before the first Europeans came to the area, it was the center of Maya culture. According to one version, the founders of the city were Leone el Mosos and Franco de Don Dontecho. In 1542, they laid down Mérida in the Moyaillas settlement. It is said to have been the first city of the island, with others modelled on it.

Merida today is a combination of modernity and modernity. Next to the glass and concrete buildings are buildings that were built during the colonial period. The narrow streets and the abundance of shady trees create an atmospheric atmosphere of the late Middle Ages. Merida is often referred to as the White City. The reason for this is the many facades of the houses and the production of natural gas outside the city. Every Sunday, festivities take place in the citys streets. For them to take place safely, cars are temporarily stopped.

Mereida is surrounded by extensive agave plantations, the enheneken. In the city itself, there are processing plants. In addition, there are metal processing and food processing industries. Local attractions include the Cathedral of San Elle Démontoncio, the largest in Jáctántan, and the municipal palace of Casa del Montejo, Founded by the citys founder, several churches, and the Museum of History and Archaeology of Cactana, with its unique exhibits of Maya culture.

100 USD = 1,706.65 MXN

Overall Score

3.3
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 780,000 people
  • GDP: $8,444 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telcel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Service is not included in all restaurants (though this may vary by location or for a larger group), so it is customary to tip 10 to 20 percent of the total bill. Bartender: It’s acceptable to tip 10 to 20 pesos per drink or 10 to 15 percent of the total bill.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Linio
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Volaris
  • Best intl air carrier: Aeromexico
  • Monthly costs for expat: $650
  • Monthly costs for family: $1250
  • Monthly costs for local: $360
  • Meal: $4.5
  • Small Cola: $0.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $1.5


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